EVENTS & NEWS
Friday Night Wine & Outdoor Music Series — September 22nd — 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Back by popular demand, BUSTIN’ OUT! Richard Meyer, Gary Wade and Jerry Horton make up this power trio that has a unique sound and performs a variety of high energy dance music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Everything from Carlos Santana to Charlie Daniels. You won’t want to miss this!
The food vendor will be Butcher & Baker
Mark your calendar for these upcoming performances:
• September 29th — Danielle Kelly Soul Project
• October 6th — TC & The Reactions
• October 13th — Karen Lovely
• October 20th — Craig Wright Band
• October 27th — The Rogue Suspects
Wednesday Evening Wine & Music Series — September 20th — 5:30 pm
Join us on September 20th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the tasting room for our very own Wednesday Evening Wine & Music Series featuring Nick Garrett-Powell.
Steen & Hallie from Butcher & Baker Catering will be serving some of the best food in the valley.
Welcome Autumn 2017 Wine Club Members!
If you missed the Wine Club Release Event this past weekend, your wine will be available for pick up in the Tasting Room until October 15th, 2017. Wine not claimed by October 16th will be shipped to you via UPS Ground. Additional shipping charges will apply.
In the event that you are out of the area, etc., you may also request to have your wine held for an additional 30 days. Please click here to email your request.
Wine Club Members who live out of the area will have their wine shipped during the week of September 12th to 15th.
Hidie Ho Friends and Neighbors, aka Roxy Regulars!
Time for another edition of the Winemakers Corner, otherwise known as ‘The Roxy Inquirer’ (because inquiring minds want to know!!).
We are now into this year’s Harvest (sometimes known as the Crush ((he’s not heavy, he’s my Brother!)). As of the writing of this (splendid) journal we have all of the white grapes in the Winery except for the Pinot Gris, along with a couple of the Red lots. So as the weeks go on if you see us in the tasting room with a ‘Hundred Mile Stare’, and a tasty beverage and you say something and only get a grunt in return you now know why!
Ok, the answer to the most asked questions this season…1) the smoke (hopefully) shouldn’t hurt the grapes, or give us smoke taint. But we won’t know for certain until we bring the fruit in and start the fermentations. It’s mostly a function of the density and timing of the smoke in the life cycle of the fruit. I’m pretty certain we missed the “bad” time when the smoke was the densest, but time will tell. 2) This rain should settle out whatever smoke is in the air, rinse the clusters a little, and settle the dust. If we go back to our normal weather pattern and have some sunny (not always warm) days between now and the start of October we should be just
fine. If not we will be working long hours to get the fruit in before the weather closes in completely.
With this being a shorter than desired growing season we have some hocus pocus we can pull in the Winery to improve the wines (Fred is using a yeast called “Alchemy” on the Sauvignon Blanc, just sayin!!)
Well, that’s all the schoolin you get for now, it’s back to the Crush Pad and Party On Garth!! (or Fred, or Ian, or Bob, or Chad, or whoever!)
We the People!
CRUSH Polio Grape Stomp — September 24th — 1 pm to 5 pm
Join us for the 2nd Annual Crush Polio Grape Stomp presented by Medford Rogue Rotary and RoxyAnn Winery.
Rotary International has been at the forefront of the eradication of polio worldwide since 1979. In the mid 1980’s there was an annual average of 350,000 Polio cases reported worldwide in 125 countries. Today there are only two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, that have the wild Polio virus with just over 100 cases reported worldwide in 2015. The number of reported cases in 2016 is expected to drop to around 30 cases worldwide.
October is Polio awareness month. Please help Rotary accomplish our goal of eradicating Polio worldwide by coming out to RoxyAnn Winery on September 24th from 1 pm to 5 pm.
Admission is $25, includes a glass of wine (21+), grape stomp for all ages and a chance to play in the Cornhole Tournament. The tournament is limited to the first 24 2-person teams that sign up.
Visit this link to PURCHASE TICKETS or stop by the tasting room. We are open every day from 12 pm to 7 pm.
Harvest Winemaker Dinner — October 15th — 5 pm to 8 pm
Ignite the night with good times and great wines. On Sunday, October 15th from 5 pm to 8 pm enjoy a 4-course dinner in the vineyard catered by the amazing Jacksonville Inn paired with a special selection of RoxyAnn wine. Meet your winemakers Kent Barthman and Fred Mihm. Live music featuring harpist virtuoso Mary Vannice.
Limited space available. Call the tasting room at (541) 776-2315 then press 1. Cost is $60 per person.
Red Wine vs White Wine
The differences between red and white wines go far beyond just the choice of grapes and the color. There are several fascinating facts about the real differences between red and white wines.
Featured Artist — September 2017
Claire O. Harkins is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Claire on Sunday, September 3rd from 2 to 5 pm. Enjoy LIVE music featuring Harmless Addiction from 3 to 5 pm.
I never feel more powerful, happy or in control, than when I am painting. I paint with frenzy, afraid someone will interrupt me. I take no prisoners. I dance and shout, pull weeds and constantly talk to my dog.
Like many women, I like to arrange my universe to my liking. It’s sometimes difficult to buy new furniture, or rearrange grown trees. When I’m painting I am in control of this canvass universe and can make everything pink or purple, if I so desire. Frequently, I desire.
If I am painting a thigh, I can feel that thigh with my brush (do you want larger breasts, a nose job…no extra charge.) If I am painting flowers or fields I move within the petals or among the grass. I can feel the breeze from the mountains.
I love bold color, strong lines, light and shadows. In my landscapes, I love to showcase the local scenes. In my “Room Portraits”, I like to make up stories about who might be living there, what they might be doing. I fantasize about by-gone eras, when life might have been simpler.
I am not saving the world with my work, but would like to create some warmth, a smile and a glimpse of my version of a canvas universe. My work is collected internationally, and I am represented locally by Art&Soul Gallery, 247 East Main St. Ashland, Oregon.
Insulated Wine Tote Now Available in the Tasting Room
It’s all about the glitz and glamour, darling! Stay fashionable and on trend with this gorgeous insulated aqua wine purse, designed to store your favorite boxed wine as well as your on the go essentials – from sunglasses to makeup to that page-turning beach read that everyone’s talking about. Simply stash the wine in the bottom compartment, compile your must-have accessories and hit the road!
- Fits a 3L box/bladder comfortably
- Pebbled, insulated faux leather
- Includes Keyfab bottle opener keychain
Available in Aqua & Black (more colors arriving soon). Stop by the tasting room today.
RoxyAnn Vintage Wine Discovery
Whenever I shop, I always visit the wine section. This past weekend I stopped in the Ruch Market. To my surprise there were a selection of 2010 Sky Hill Red and 2011 Syrah. We are currently sold out of those two vintages in the tasting room. So, the next time you are en route to the Applegate stop by the Ruch Market and visit the wine section.
Dotty’s Fresh Strawberry White Wine Cooler
A better way to cool off from the heat with a new addiiton from our wine and beverage list. Enjoy a glass of RoxyAnn White Wine combined with fresh strawberry pureé made from scratch. Ask for it by name.
The Cottage at Hillcrest Orchard
This historic little cottage boasts an incredible location for wine tasting and gorgeous views. Located on the grounds of the 250 acre Hillcrest Orchard Estate and RoxyAnn Winery, The Cottage will not disappoint for your next getaway!
Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting or glass of wine at the RoxyAnn Tasting Room.
“This place is a rare find for all the right reasons! Easily one of the coolest Airbnbs that I’ve stayed at. I arrived on a Friday night just in time for the live band and food truck by the tasting room. Barbara provided all the information and made sure everything was taken care of during my short stay. Make sure you get there early to taste some wine (the Malbec was my favorite). The staff are super friendly and the room is filled with witty wine quotes. Will definitely stay here again next time! PS. do NOT leave this place without getting a few bottles of wine =).”
“Terry and Barbara’s cottage was great! We went after harvest and the grounds are still beautiful. The staff in the tasting room was super friendly and even helped explain some of the wines to novice drinkers. We will definitely book this place again for our next journey through the area. Tastefully remodeled and comfortable all around!”
Claret Awarded GOLD Medal from Sunset Magazine
RoxyAnn Winery 2012 Claret was an award winner at Sunset Magazine’s 5th Annual International Wine Competition!
This year, Sunset had over 3,000 entries from the United States and around the world. The judging, held at their new Cornerstone campus on April 25 and 26, was conducted by 50 of the most respected wine experts in the West, led by honorary chairs Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker, Ravenswood; and Sara Schneider, Sunset’s Wine Editor.
RoxyAnn Joins the Bear Creek Trail of Wineries!
One of the most popular wine tasting rooms in East Medford, RoxyAnn Winery is a hotspot for events throughout the entire year as well as a relaxing place to sip some of Southern Oregon’s best wines while enjoying the view of the vineyards along the slopes of RoxyAnn Peak.
Visitors to the Bear Creek Wine Trail will now get to stamp their passports at the historic Hillcrest barn at RoxyAnn Winery.
Southern Oregon — WineEnthusiast’s Top 10 Travel Destinations
We all know the story of Oregon wine no longer begins and ends with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Southern Oregon has be hailed by WineEnthusiast as one of “The 10 Best Travel Destinations” in the world!
By the way, if you are wondering who is toasting a glass of bubbles in the “Where to Dine” section, it is our very own Steven Addington. It was an incredible evening of amazing food and wine spent with Eric & Julie Weisinger and friends at The Loft in downtown Ashland.
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016 Winners
From the San Francisco Chronicle, “Congratulations on your awards at the 2016 competition. We are pleased to provide you with a list of your awards winners.”
Southern Oregon Wines Love to Fly FREE!
Extended through 2017, the Oregon Wines Fly Free program allows Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members to check one case of wine at no cost on their return flight departing from one of four Oregon airports, as well as Walla Walla, Washington. As a bonus, inbound visitors can receive complimentary tastings at any participating winery by showing their Alaska Airlines boarding passes within a week of arrival.
Membership in Alaska Airlines’ award-winning Mileage Plan is free and customers can join at www.alaskaair.com.
Jack Day | CEO & Founder
Jack has a keen ability to connect the familial roots of this business with the future of where the wine industry is headed in Southern Oregon. He has a sharp mind paired with a clever wit that makes him someone you easily want to be around. He takes an invested interest in each and every one of his employees and goes above an beyond to pay attention to individual strengths that makes each person unique.